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The little red light, Ralph Resch

The little red light

Ralph Resch

Painting - 31.9 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$975

243 rue Saint-Martin, Hôtel Nati, M.Chat

243 rue Saint-Martin, Hôtel Nati

M.Chat

Painting - 25.6 x 19.7 inch

$2,739

Fluo Jaune Chas, Chanoir

Fluo Jaune Chas

Chanoir

Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch

$3,725

Family portrait, El Pez

Family portrait

El Pez

Painting - 31.9 x 31.9 x 1.6 inch

$3,506

My Kid Just Ruined My Basquiat (Jackson Pollock version), Ziegler T

My Kid Just Ruined My Basquiat (Jackson Pollock version)

Ziegler T

Painting - 31.5 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch

$986

Self Reliance..., Nebay

Self Reliance...

Nebay

Painting - 39.4 x 31.9 x 1.2 inch

$3,725

Eros et Thanatos au bistro, Yohan Storti

Eros et Thanatos au bistro

Yohan Storti

Painting - 51.2 x 37.4 x 1 inch

$3,834

Bus stop, Piotre

Bus stop

Piotre

Painting - 7.75 x 7.75 x 0.1 inch

$650 $585

Le jardin des petits êtres, Âme Sauvage

Le jardin des petits êtres

Âme Sauvage

Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.9 inch

$876

Urban cieli d'Indocina oro nero, Alessandra Bisi

Urban cieli d'Indocina oro nero

Alessandra Bisi

Painting - 39.4 x 59.1 x 0.2 inch

$2,520

Self-Portrait, Onemizer

Self-Portrait

Onemizer

Painting - 27.6 x 20 x 0.4 inch

$3,600

Northern Factory & Orange Sunset, Marion Sagon

Northern Factory & Orange Sunset

Marion Sagon

Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 1 inch

$3,506

Saturn, Stoz

Saturn

Stoz

Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 1.4 inch

$493

Marine abstraite 2022-33, Fred Boutet

Marine abstraite 2022-33

Fred Boutet

Painting - 38.2 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch

$1,205

Zou N-Y, Rico Sab

Zou N-Y

Rico Sab

Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$603

Et oui et oui !!, Jazzu

Et oui et oui !!

Jazzu

Painting - 18.1 x 15 x 3.9 inch

$1,041

Color Derivatives #36 and #53, Diptych, Natasha Zupan

Color Derivatives #36 and #53, Diptych

Natasha Zupan

Painting - 9.5 x 15 x 3 inch

$3,800

Aléa, Magelli

Aléa

Magelli

Painting - 27.6 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch

$515

A block, Arsen

A block

Arsen

Painting - 13.4 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch

$559

Graffiti Life II, Keny

Graffiti Life II

Keny

Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 1 inch

$329

Little Deep Purple, Nef

Little Deep Purple

Nef

Painting - 7.9 x 7.9 x 0.2 inch

$438

Paysages 800, Xiu

Paysages 800

Xiu

Painting - 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch

$767

Dream is hope, Barbara Cox

Dream is hope

Barbara Cox

Painting - 23.62 x 23.62 x 1.38 inch

$1,800 $1,620

Trace n°2202, Saname

Trace n°2202

Saname

Painting - 46.5 x 42.1 x 0.1 inch

$767

We're here for you, Kev Munday

We're here for you

Kev Munday

Painting - 35.4 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch

$2,739

Efferverscence, MAM

Efferverscence

MAM

Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch

$438

portrait femme papagaio, Brito Esteves

portrait femme papagaio

Brito Esteves

Painting - 27.6 x 33.9 x 1.2 inch

$1,424

Mouvance, Anval

Mouvance

Anval

Painting - 21.3 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,041

Abstrakt 202, Inga Knaak

Abstrakt 202

Inga Knaak

Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.6 inch

$1,599

Colors Painting for Sale

The work of color is central in any artistic work. It is even one of the first tools of the artist. It is difficult to imagine a work that would exist without the working of color - even if it is the absence of color that the artist chooses to present. 

Through the ages and artistic movements, the use and meaning attributed to color evolves, but the essence of color remains the same. Every artist must master the properties of color in order to control his composition. In the restoration of paintings, color even becomes a science, because it is necessary to know the different molecules to find the colors and mixtures originally used by the artist. 

In the history of art, the importance of color fluctuates according to periods and geographical areas. During the Italian Renaissance, for example, there was a debate (called Paragone) between the authority of color versus drawing: according to the schools, it is the color, and not the line, that creates the emotion and visual power of a work of art. The colors thus take on an immense importance, and assume certain meanings: white symbolizes purity for example, and blue (systematically used to clothe the Virgin Mary) is associated with divinity. These symbols are not thought of randomly: the purple for example, is used since the Byzantine era to signify the highest rank of royalty. Unlike ochre, the purple pigment came from a specific shell, and was extremely difficult - and therefore rare, and expensive - to obtain.

More generally, colors can be divided into three categories: warm, cool, and neutral. As their name implies, these classes of colors give off an atmosphere that the painter can use to influence the emotion of his work. Baroque art, for example, manipulates the contrasts between warm and cold colors to capture the power of bodies. The play of light is exalted by the effects of color. For a long time, the traditional Western school of painting required painters to reproduce the colors of the environment around them. It was the Impressionists, in the 19th century, who explored other ways of seeing - and therefore of transcribing on canvas - their chromatic environment. By avoiding complex mixtures and painting spontaneously, in the open air, the Impressionists reinvented the use of color to reproduce reality.

It was not until abstract and subjective painting that art devoted itself to color as a subject. Mark Rothko, precursor of the Colorfield Painting movement and of abstract expressionism, sees in his paintings a living organism whose color is human and whose format is transcendent. Piet Mondrian, on the other hand, sought in his paintings to approach the very essence of nature through the purity of primary colors, to achieve abstraction. The founder of the Russian avant-garde movement of Suprematism, Kasimir Malevich, will disturb the senses of everyone with his work "White square on white background", in which the color is painted only for itself. Contemporary art, photography, collage, or pop art also use in their respective ways the resources of color, exploring indefinitely all its pluralities. As Picasso said, "When I have no blue, I use red." 

Artsper writes art in color: discover below a great selection of works that honor color and its properties. What better way to brighten up an interior? 

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